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Requesting Bb LEARN Course Shells

Blackboard LEARN course shells are 100% empty when they are created. At LeBow, there are several templates which can be added to a course shell to give instructors a more user-friendly space to add content such as the syllabus, assignments, and lecture slides.

Drexel IRT typically creates course shells around week 5 of the previous term. Every course and independent study is given its own space in Bb LEARN. The image below shows what a newly created course looks like. Notice this course is totally blank and has a blue sidebar menu. Requesting a LeBow course starter template can add a basic structure to your course and provide places to post your standard content.

Screen capture of blank course shell

This is what a newly-created course looks like. Notice it is blank and has a blue sidebar.

The following video discusses the LeBow LEARN Course Templates and what features you can expect if you request a template for your course.

The LeBow Course Template

Other Course Setup Options

However, if you have taught a section of a class previously in Bb LEARN, you can reuse that structure in your upcoming term. This is known as performing a “course copy.”

Instructors who would like to use the template or have a previous course copied into a future course shell should get in touch with LeBow InTech by filling out the form at the following link:

It is important to use this form as it helps the LeBow InTech team identify exactly what is needed for your course. A thoughtfully completed form will ensure that your course is prepared to your specifications, which will prevent you from having to do extra work in the first weeks of the term.